how do you know if you are sensitive to gluten? is there such a food test that can confirms that?
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I was very surprised to hear that I was prediabetic when the doctor called me to let me know that I should start a different diet. I was never overweight and at 5'5" my weight is 137 pounds. I decided to elimate all carbs ie. bread, pasta, cookies, cake, rice, potatoes and all processed foods which all contain sugar. On my next check up my sugar level was .normal. Anytime, I want to indulge, I think about the consequences of such move. I am 72 years old and I intend to stay active as long as I can and free of diseases. I eat very simply I never eliminated fruit from my diet because the sugar in the fruit is processed very quickly by the body and I eat fruit two times a day. My sugar level has been fine since 2013. There are so many delicious meals you can have without carbs that really I don't feel deprived. The best way to avoid the bad carbs is not to keep them in the house. No temptation. Once in a while, I will have a piece of pizza or if I go out to dinner with friends for a burger, I will have a few french fries. Overall, I think that a little exercise starting slow and then adding a good diet can take care. It don't know if I have been lucky and If my carb free diet will work for everybody but it does not cost anything to try. .
I have not been diagnosed yet with SFN but I suspect I have it. I have had burning in my arms for a few years but off and on. After breaking my left arm in a fall, I experienced increase burning in both my arms especially at night. I suspect I have an autoimmune issue because I am catching every bug around. This is the second severe cold around since Christmas and a stomach flu. Of course I also experience fatigue and depression along with the pain. Is your Duke Research Immunologist local. I would like to maybe get a consultation. Thank you for your help!
My name is Elisabeth, I was declared prediabetic three years ago. i am not overweight. I cut carbs, bread, pasta etc and allow myself a pieceo of pizza everth other month. I am no longer diabetic. My mother was diabetic and my friend is diabetic and shoots herself insulin three times a day. You can do it. not difficult. After a while it becomes a habit.
My name is Elisabeth. I am 71 years old. I have itching, burning and pain in both my arms. it used to be sporadic, more in the Summer and when stressed. I broke my left arm in three places walking a dog and i since have had these symptoms almost permanently with period of slight remissions. During the remission periods it is still very uncomfortable. When i have a serious episode, it is very painful. During the first five months after I broke my arm, I basically spent a lot of time in bed (not because of the fracture) but the stillness calmed my nerves. The pain clinic at Mayo prescribed Gabapentine which helped with the pain, but I slept 14 to 16 hours a day. I had to stop. I live in Phoenix Arizona. I can never be exposed to the sun or the pain will start. My sister who lives in France is afflicted with the same ailment. she is 72 years old. Her doctors have told her to live with it because it is a disease of the elderly. Another one told her that she has used all of her sun capacity (whatever that means-I have never heard of such a thing) and to stay indoors. The problem is that even when there is no sun we both go into lengthy and painful episodes. I have gone through several doctors but no one seems interested enough. I finally was able to recently see a Mayo neurologist. I really like him. He prescribed an EMG recently. I believe he will be the one to help me. Let us hope so. If anyone who reads this blog has the same symptoms,